I have several of my characters fleshed out and I have a setting but I can't for the life of me find a motivation or plot for them. The main character is a young woman in her mid-20s who is poised to marry a man from her hometown. She knows she isn't in love with him but can't find the compulsion to break off the relationship until she discovers that he never divorced his first wife. This man is a highly regarded athlete and a media darling. Register to remove this ad Somehow, they both need to end up back in their hometown for different reasons. I've decided that he returns to become an assistant coach at a university after he suffers a career-ending injury. As for my main character, I've kicked around the idea of a serious family illness, a death in the family or the humiliation of discovering that her fiancee wasn't completely honest with her. I'll take any and all suggestions!